What Is a Copyright?
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Functional and easy to understand, What is a Copyright? is an ideal resource to give clients a functional overview of copyright law. This clearly written monograph explains the essential points: what a copyright is; what can be copyrighted; ownership of copyright; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; duration of a copyright; statutory formalities of copyright; infringement; fair use; remedies; and criminal offenses.
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Table of contents
Table of Contents
What Is a Copyright?
What Can Be Copyrighted?
Things That Cannot Be Copyrighted
Ownership of Copyright
Works Made for Hire
Rights of the Copyright Owner
Digital Audio Transmission 2
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Implementation of the WIPO Treaties
Additional Provisions of the DMCA
Online Service Providers 3
Safe Harbors for Online Service Providers 4
Computer Maintenance or Repair
Duration of a Copyright
Works by Individual Authors—Life Plus 70 Years
Anonymous Works, Pseudonymous Works, and Works Made for Hire
Works Copyrighted before January 1, 1978
Statutory Formalities of Copyright
Copying and Other Unauthorized Uses
Vicarious Liability and Contributory Infringement
Factors Considered in Determining if a Use Is a Fair Use
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
Impounding and Disposition of Infringing Articles